Short-term activation of the stress response that can be helpful.
Region of the brain called the “master gland” necessary for the release of hormones
Baseline or normal every-day levels (e.g., basal cortisol levels).
The total amount of blood circulating in our body.
Refers to functions of the heart, arteries and veins.
Series of biological events
Long-term activation of repeated stress responses that can be harmful.
Daily pattern of release and regulation of biological substances.
One of the primary mammalian stress hormones
Substances that reduce the amount of water in our body.
Process in which we become used to things or situations.
Normal biological set points that help to regulate bodily functions.
Region of the brain involved in learning and memory
Region of the brain involved in the regulation of many body functions and the release of hormones.
Our stress response system consisting of the hypothalamus, the anterior pituitary gland, and the adrenal glands that produce stress hormones.
Hormone that helps lowers blood sugar levels and store energy for future use.
The act of getting fuel for muscles and other biological functions
Process of shutting bodily systems off once a set level is achieved.
Parts of cells that receive chemical messages, including hormonal messages.
Capacity to confront with success a stressful situation and to overcome and adapt despite difficult circumstances.
Adrenaline, noradrenalin and cortisol.
The process of creating biological substances through the combination of different molecules.